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Old 01-10-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Rather than arguing with everyone, I am just going to answer the OP's question - why do I, a married fifty year old woman, wear makeup?

I wear a light amount of makeup because I enjoy enhancing my natural looks and making the most of my assets, while minimizing my liabilities. I don't just do this for "public." I also do it when I'm just hanging out at the house.

I also keep my fingernails and toenails manicured and polished neatly. I also keep my hair cut in a stylish cut that requires me going to the salon about once every two months. I also color my hair to cover my gray hairs.

I also shave my legs every day. I also wear contacts nearly every day. I also love wearing cute, casual clothes even if I'm not going anywhere that day.

I enjoy looking cute and my husband really appreciates my attention to detail. He is fastidious himself and loves for me to look "well maintained" and polished. I love it too. I feel more self confident when I know I have a pulled together look going on.

I'm artistic and I enjoy dressing with some flair - that includes a really cute haircut and sassy lipstick and eyeliner that enhances my eyes!

I don't do this for any man other than my husband - and for myself. I love the way my husband shows me his appreciation. It's a win for both of us.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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My husband likes how I look without makeup. I like how I look better WITH makeup. I wore it long before I was married because I like it and will continue to do so. It has nothing to do with trying to attract other men. It's just something I like. I'm girly like that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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This entire thread is hilarious. I might mention the profile pic....
Yes, designer beard, gelled hair wonder what he looks like in the morning.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:48 AM
 
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I don't "need" makeup and actually went through a phase of not wearing it for a couple of years. I just think it's fun. Anyway just because people get married doesn't mean they want to stop looking good to the world and to their spouses.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: In a cave
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My wife doesn't wear any make up and she looks fine to me! Said she never saw the need.
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The only reason I can think of, other than to cover blemishes, is marketing. None of my friends have ever worn make-up, so it's far from all women who do so. If you don't like women with make-up, find one who doesn't wear it. They're around. Maybe it's more of a regional thing.
Kygman, this is what I am talking about. Your wife I assume is probably a really sensible, practical and intelligent woman.

Ruth, I stand corrected. I shouldn't have said that, maybe most women is more fair? As far as you and your friends, it may sound petty to others but that is awesome that you guys do that. I don't know you or your friends obviously, but your types appeal so much to me than women who need to put on make-up, high heels, highlight their hair all in an attempt to "look pretty" and create a facade.

Kudos to you!

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Is there a reason women, especially married or "taken" women using make-up for work, family gatherings, shopping, etc feel the need to improve their sex appeal for no logical reason?
When I do wear it, I wear makeup for me, not for anyone else.

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Isn't the point of make-up to make you look better than you naturally are?
Yes.

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Isn't this done on some level to overly represent your natural features to attract a mate/partner/husband?
No.

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What is the goal of make-up in day to day life?
To make me feel better, for myself.
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This entire thread is hilarious. I might mention the profile pic....
Seriously! Pot ... kettle.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: In a cave
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When I do wear it, I wear makeup for me, not for anyone else.

Yes.

No.

To make me feel better, for myself.

Seriously! Pot ... kettle.

How can you wear make-up for you? Do you walk around with a mirror to look at your own face? That makes zero sense, this is the weakest and most disingenuous excuse so far.

One cannot see their own face, whether you have make-up or not you do not see it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: In a cave
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I don't "need" makeup and actually went through a phase of not wearing it for a couple of years. I just think it's fun. Anyway just because people get married doesn't mean they want to stop looking good to the world and to their spouses.
Why did you start wearing it again after a couple of years?

I didn't say they should stop "looking good" (which apparently involves make-up to accomplish this goal) but like I've mentioned and yet to hear a valid reason why most women who wear make-up do so for complete strangers more so than while at home with their family.

If you consistently wear make-up while cooking, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, playing Legos with your kids, watching a movie with your husband and while out in public or at work, you have infinitely more logic associated with that consistent approach.

If you typically don't wear make-up when you are cooking, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, playing Legos with your kids, watching a movie with your husband but while your go to public places and work (strangers and lesser important people in your lives.) you tend to wear more make-up then you fail to give me any understanding why you put a higher level of importance on impressing strangers and coworkers.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Pa
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What's a Nubian?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: In a cave
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Seriously! Pot ... kettle.

What exactly is hypocritical?
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